Ram upgrade

i have a new alienware aurora and i am upgrading the ram. what type of RAM and what is ECC. i want 1333 MHZ 12 G, but is it ECC or is it DDR3? what are the differences?
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  1. Hi.

    For ECC: Read THIS, the Errors and error correction part

    For the new RAM, you need check out the manual of your laptop mobo to know what RAM support and what size.
  2. Its not a laptop, its a desktop. the computer is fanatstic but since it was an exchange they only gave me 3G od RAM. i want 12 G. but am confused on the specs.

    its an x58 set with six slots.
  3. You also need a 64-bit version of Windows to use more than 4GB of memory. Having 12GB will not help you in any games, regardless.
  4. Proximon said:
    You also need a 64-bit version of Windows to use more than 4GB of memory. Having 12GB will not help you in any games, regardless.



    Windows 7 Premium
  5. windows 7 premium, why wouldnt having more help?
  6. marcus_85 said:
    Its not a laptop, its a desktop. the computer is fanatstic but since it was an exchange they only gave me 3G od RAM. i want 12 G. but am confused on the specs.

    its an x58 set with six slots.


    Sorry, I was thinking in another thread.

    Now, if your processor is an i7-9xx series, with 6GB (3x2GB) in tri-channel is enough.

    If your computer isn't a i7-9xx series, I mean, an i5-750 or i7-860, with 4GB (2x2GB) in dual channel is good for now.

    Also, a x64 OS is necessary for use 4GB or more.
  7. Games don't use more than 4GB.

    TH article: Do You Really Need More Than 6 GB Of RAM?
  8. saint19 said:
    Sorry, I was thinking in another thread.

    Now, if your processor is an i7-9xx series, with 6GB (3x2GB) in tri-channel is enough.

    If your computer isn't a i7-9xx series, I mean, an i5-750 or i7-860, with 4GB (2x2GB) in dual channel is good for now.

    Also, a x64 OS is necessary for use 4GB or more.



    its a i7920 @ 2.66 with raid 0 ssd's 256 G each and dual 5870's, no sound card beacuse not enough slots with a 875 w psu all at 64 bit on windows 7
  9. Proximon said:
    Games don't use more than 4GB.

    TH article: Do You Really Need More Than 6 GB Of RAM?


    ^^^ What he said regarding the amount you need. Get yourself a cheap 6Gb kit from Newegg and take the time to install it yourself. Assuming you actually get a system from Dell order it with 3Gb and get another 3Gb from Newegg, although doing so would mean you had probably populated all your DIMM slots thereby limiting future expandability. There are countless guides to building your own system on this site. Not only will it save you money while netting you greater performance, but there is nothing like the satisfaction of having put together your own system.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231224
    ^^^3Gb
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231304
    ^^^6Gb
  10. Good, usually the RAM that comes with the build PC like DELL or HP isn't good. So, try to get a 6GB (3x2GB) kit from newegg.

    This G.Skill 6GB (3x2GB) 1600 are a very good option
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